Drug-Induced Pulmonary Toxicity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Klaus-Dieter Lessnau, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome

  • Alveolar proteinosis

  • Congestive heart failure

  • Diffuse lung diseases

  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

  • Lung malignancy

  • Pulmonary infections

  • Pulmonary vasculitis syndromes

  • Radiation pneumonitis

  • Respiratory failure secondary to hypoxia

Occupational lung diseases may be part of the differential diagnosis. These include the following:

Differential Diagnoses